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Brice "Bj" Cochran

July 15, 1943 — November 9, 2022


Brice Johnston Cochran, 79, passed away peacefully at his home in Midland, NC on November 10, 2022.

Brice “BJ” was born July 15, 1943, in North Carolina to the Brice Johnston Cochran, Sr. and Sally Dorton Cochran (both deceased). He has six sisters; Peggy Robinson, Doris Kirby (deceased), Eunice Helms (deceased), Martha Jo Warriax, Phyllis Crump and Brenda Mullis; and two bothers, Morris Cochran (deceased) and Jim Cochran (decreased).

The Celebration of his Life service will be held on Sunday at 2:00 pm at Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland, officiated by Pastor Tony Medlin.

Survivors include wife, Brenda Cochran of Midland; daughters, Pam Smith and Sandra Smith; sons, Tim Cochran, David Long and Kenneth Long. BJ was blessed with 11 grandchildren (two decreased) and 18 great-grandchildren.

BJ worked many years side by side with his son Tim in residential and commercial HVAC installation/repair before starting his own business “Cochran Boom Service” in his retirement for “something to do”. In his younger years, you would know it was him coming down the highway by the sound of the 1963 Red Ford Galaxy he drove and continued to always have a classic car ready to roll in the garage. He did enjoy the sunshine and breeze motor boating his pontoon on Lake Tillery, road trips to dog races, NASCAR races, Cherokee and just about anywhere he and Brenda and Rex could get in the car and go. He never met a stranger and made a friend wherever he would go.

A special “Thank You” to the Hospice Care team for providing loving care and support.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Cochran family.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Brice "Bj" Cochran, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland

13575 Broadway Ave, Midland, NC 28107

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